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  • Secretary of the Air Force visits 388th FW

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson receives a briefing about the F-35A Lightning II during a base visit, Jan. 23, 2019, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Hill AFB is slated to be home to three F-35 fighter squadrons with a total of 78 aircraft by the end of 2019. The active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are the
  • 388th Ammo troops building bombs, cohesion

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- Airmen in the 388th Maintenance Squadron’s Munitions Flight are honing their skills together in preparation for a world-wide Air Force competition. For the second year, Beale Air Force Base, California, will host the Air Force Combat Operations Competition where teams from each major command will compete for the Sierra
  • 388th Fighter Wing celebrates 2018 rock stars in style

    2018 was a huge year for the 388th Fighter Wing. From completing a deployment in Japan to demonstrating readiness and capability in the first-ever F-35A elephant walk. Fiday, the wing made sure the “rock stars,” who made those and many more vital, but unseen accomplishments possible, were recognized during its never-boring annual award
  • 2018 in photos

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- 2018 was a busy year for Airmen in the 388th Fighter Wing, filled with many milestones as the wing continues to train and develop combat capability as the Air Force's first operational F-35 Lightning II unit. 
  • 421st FS and AMU receive first F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- The 421st Fighter Squadron here received its first pair of F-35A Lightning II Dec. 12. The squadron is the last of three squadrons in Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing to take possession of combat-ready aircraft, bringing the 388th Fighter Wing closer to full strength. The United States Air Force’s first operational F-35As
  • 388th FW spouses lead Hill cookie drive for Airmen

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Every year, Hill Air Force Base holds a cookie drive to collect treats for young Airmen. The cookies are packaged and delivered to Airmen by volunteers and Team Hill leadership. For many young Airmen newly stationed at Hill, this is their first Christmas away from home. Tags on the packages read, "Thank you for serving
  • COMBAT POWER: Our best photos

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wings conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19 and launched 35 F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time. Here are the best photos of the day. As the Air Force’s only combat mission ready F-35A units, the 388th and 419th FWs must be prepared to launch any number of aircraft to
  • F-35A combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB

    The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
  • 388th FW drops GBU-49 in combat training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron recently returned from a weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they employed the GBU-49 for the first time in F-35A combat training. The GBU-49 is a laser and GPS guided bomb that can be used in a variety of conditions against many types of
  • F-35 maintainers at Hill shaping future with BOLT

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; – After several months, an innovative program in the 388th Fighter Wing is proving it has the potential to deliver combat power more efficiently and may shape how the Air Force determines future requirements to sustain F-35A Lightning II operations.“Our Airmen are learning to really unlock the combat potential designed
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